Jeandado and Easter at Jack Who photographed by Carsten Heisterkamp:
During last weeks Art Cologne fair Jack in the Box in Ehrenfeld offered the alternative gallery space Far Off for artists from all over. At night downstairs located club Jack Who had some programme, too.
From the various sets Jeandado and Easter hit us the most. Being experimental to disturbing, leaving me at some points wondering if the show was truly intended to be like that. On the other hand they maintained just to make simply good electronic music. Though I am not sure if the Easter band qualifies as electronic. They have roots in punk and their style reminds one of New German Wave.
This girl above! I have to find out who she is. Obviously she was part of Jeandado friends posse and took part in the performance spontaneously not properly announced. On one song she just repeatedly spoke one word into the mic. I know that this is common in a lot of songs. But her voice was the perfect computer voice, if you know what I mean… like in a game or movie. Couldn’t get enough.
The dude on the right seemed only to be there to look decoratively trash and hardcore but what do I know. The one on the left is Igor Acid Amore…hard to describe his part. Just to say he also contributed vocally in a very strange but extremely entertaining way.
The Easter band has a beautiful sound with complex lyrics. (see here) Right now they are based in Berlin which you can totally detect in looks and behavior.
Good to see more Berlin in Cologne. Yes, be that. Not Düsseldorf (no shade).
For these two the word ambivalent comes in handy. Stine seemed to have a good time and to be totally destroyed at the same. Spending a good portion of the performance hid beneath her bomber and hair while Max gazed slightly lovingly in her direction or looking gently into the audience during his lyrics otherwise being devoid of any motion.
Yes, this is beer which Stine uses confidently to cool her head. Just instants after sultrily speaking some words into the microphone.